I know that as a "hip-ish" person who has lived in "Brooklyn" I should know better than to listen to "mainstream" bands that Spotify "tells" me to. But still. I like the new Alabama Shakes album. It feels like they're finally not trying so hard to please, and instead just playing. It's slower, for one, and raw: it's not over produced. It's genuine. Eerie and haunting are becoming cliches in the description-of-music/poetry/literature, but this is both of those. It feels like a slow New York City evening in an ageless era. It feels like an outdoor concert. And I'm sure that concert will actually happen, and I'll have predicted the future. I also predict that there will be fireflies there, and cold beer, and a breeze. You're welcome. See you in September, or something.